Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two for Kaya!

This month, Kayang-kaya kaya? is celebrating its second anniversary. I can't believe it's been two years already. I don't think anyone expected the challenge blog to last this long. Anyway, in line with the celebrations, Yoyin and Scrapbooks Hawaii put up two challenges this month.

I was able to make a layout for the first challenge but wasn't able to upload it before the deadline because I had no internet connection. Sayang! But still, I am happy with the layout I made using just fabrics, ribbons and laces, as required by the challenge.

Mug Shots

This is Kahlo, my youngest, and sadly, the only one remaining willing to ham it up for her mom. Her older siblings just run away or cover their faces when they see me holding my camera.

Caught in the act of being silly.

CS - DCWV; Ribbons - Making Memories, Oriental Trading; Laces - Divisoria; Chipboard/foam - American Crafts; Alpha stickers - Making Memories; Felt - Fancy Pants; Fabric - Kahlo's old blouse. Since this wasn't qualified for the challenge anyway, I added a butterfly cut out from a K & Co patterned paper at the last minute.

Two Crazy

DH sometimes calls me "crazy girl" and I snap back "stupid man" but that doesn't mean we don't love each other. Now I have that in writing cause I had him do the journaling. How sweet is that? BTW, did you notice the two Rs in "anniversary"? Italianni's has great food and service but they sure can't spell. LOL. But who am I to complain - that ice cream was free.


Yup, there's no doubt about it...this is for keeps!

Cardstock - DCWV; PPS - Basic Grey, Making Memories; Diecuts - Maya Road, Basic Grey, American Crafts; Stamps - Bam Pop, Paper Salon, Ink - Colorbox; Metal embellishments - WRMK, Making Memories; Ribbons - Making Memories, unknown; Acrylic paints - Making Memories, Li'l Davis.

TFL! I hope my scrapbooking streak continues...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gossip and Scrapbooking

So the past few weeks I've been a certified busy-body. Talk about multi-tasking. I think I may have successfully perfected the art of scrapping while watching TV (or is that the other way around?) And I have proven to my doubting DH that indeed I can watch trashy TV and still create beautiful layouts. Judge not a layout by its perfection but by the memories it contains. I'm scrapping beautiful memories, ergo, my layouts are beautiful hehehe.

So despite the fact that I've been addicted to gossip...Gossip Girls, that is, I finished a few layouts. I made these in between ogling Serena Van der Woodsen's cleavage and tsk-ing at Blair Waldorf's maneuverings.

Let's Pretend

The photos are not great and neither is the occasion, but I just had to scrap the story of how my little girls plotted to lie to the security guard at the hospital.

You wanted to come with us to visit Lola Mars in the UST Hospital but I was concerned about their rule that does not allow children below 10 years old to visit. So you said you can pretend to be 10. To test your readiness to lie, I asked:

Me: How old are you?
Sarah: I'm 10 years old!
Me (doubtfully): You don't look like you're 10.
Sarah (without hesitation): That's because I'm malnourished!
Kahlo: Me, me, ask me, ask me!
Me: You don't look 10.
Kahlo: That's because...I'm a...midget!

We all laughed at your celverness and excitement to visit Lolo. You managed to convince us to take you along. But at the hospital, the guard didn't even bother to check your ages at all. 10/19/08

PPS - WRMK, Autumn Leaves; Ribbon - Autumn Leaves; Chipboards - American Crafts, Maya Road; Flowers - Prima; Stamp - Inka-dinka-doo, Autumn Leaves; Brads - Making Memories; Lace - unknown; Pen - Sakura; Paint - Ranger.

You Call Me Mimi

This is about Kahlo, who again, to be different from her siblings had to call me and her "Pipi" differently.

...because you think it's cute.

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there." - Barbara Bush

PPS - Inque Boutique; Chipboards - Basic Grey, K & Co,; Flowers and Lace - unknown; Photo Corner - WMRK; Sticker - 7 Gypsies; Paint and Ink - Ranger.

Squirrel Boy

You and I always argue over your habit of storing food in your cheeks when you eat. You stuff your mouth with food, move much of it to your right cheek and chew small pieces ever so slowly. I always ask you to limit the food in your mouth but you don't listen. I hope this is just a stage. I'd hate to be calling you squirrel man when you're an adult. It won't be so cute then, you know. 4/28/09

CS- DCWV; PPS - October Afternoon; Stickers - Pebbles, Inc.; Stamp - Autumn Leaves; Adhesives - Ranger, Saunders; Pen - Sakura; Brads - Oriental Trading.

I hope to share a few more soon. In the meantime, excuse me while I go back to gossiping... Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 08, 2009

A Day in a Life

The past few days, the song Seasons of Love from the musical Rent has been a constant refrain in my head. Particularly, the lines "how do you measure, a day in a year..." I know that's because I have recently embarked on a project with friends to take at least one photo a day and share it with them in Flickr.

The group's purpose is to encourage each member to use their cameras and practice their photography skills (such as they are, in my case), as well as have something to draw layouts from. But will this endeavor increase the number of my layouts or just decrease the time I have for scrapbooking? Get back to me on that after a year. :-)

I had to take it two steps further and take at least one significant photo a day and post it in a blog dedicated to this project. If you have the time or inclination, do visit The Armchair Chronicler. Yup, I thought it's a nice touch to have armchair in all my blog titles. Hehehe.

On other news, I'd also like to share with you a layout I made last Sunday when these lovely ladies and I got together at Candy's.

We had fun making Mothers Day cards using stamps and flowers. You can't deny talent. These girls rocked their cards. I won't point out which one is mine anymore. Kakahiya. Hehehe.

Also got to taste Yellow Cab Pizza's Dear Darla (so-called after Darla of the Lil' Rascals cause it's served with arugula and Alfalfa, also the name of the boy who has a crush on Darla.) Hmmm...that confused even me. Anyway, it doesn't compare to C' Italian's panizza but it's good enough for a quick fix.

And despite the fun I was having, I was able to finish a layout about my mom and Sarah.

My Sweet Lola

I finally used the K & Co. papers from Manang Marissa. They're so beautiful I was hesitant to cut them up. Back-to-back pa so I couldn't decide which side to use. :-)

Thanks for reading and have a relaxing weekend everyone. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!